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19th Aug '16 9:58:57 AM Eievie
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* P.C. Hodgell in ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' loves the word "askance".



-->'''Character A''': Tell me this thing that you are keeping secret from me!
-->'''Character B''': I'll tell you, but you won't like it.
-->'''Character A''': Tell me anyway!
-->'''Narrator''': B told A. A didn't like it.

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-->'''Character A''': Tell me this thing that you are keeping secret from me!
-->'''Character
me!\\
'''Character
B''': I'll tell you, but you won't like it.
-->'''Character
it.\\
'''Character
A''': Tell me anyway!
-->'''Narrator''':
anyway!\\
'''Narrator''':
B told A. A didn't like it.
14th Aug '16 4:21:53 PM Boskothetalkingkid
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30th Jul '16 5:32:33 PM nombretomado
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* DaveBarry really likes to write "I am not making this up", "This really happened", or "I am not making up this _______" after something that is strange but true. He uses a lot of hyperbole, so this explains that, no, he is not exaggerating for comedic effect.

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry really likes to write "I am not making this up", "This really happened", or "I am not making up this _______" after something that is strange but true. He uses a lot of hyperbole, so this explains that, no, he is not exaggerating for comedic effect.
30th Jul '16 12:27:20 PM nombretomado
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* If DavidMitchell is around, you'll probably hear the word "massive" used with peculiar emphasis... not necessarily by him.

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* If DavidMitchell Creator/DavidMitchell is around, you'll probably hear the word "massive" used with peculiar emphasis... not necessarily by him.
23rd Jul '16 11:39:04 AM nombretomado
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** Across his writing and TV commentary, he describes people by making unflattering comparisons, and there are a number of adjectives he returns to time and again, including "haunted" (describing UsefulNotes/GordonBrown as a "haunted grandfather clock", a pair of ''Series/TheXFactor'' contestants as "haunted porcelain dolls", etc.) and "dented" (describing [[BigBrother Jade Goody's]] mother as "[[Series/EastEnders Dot Cotton]] reflected in the side of a dented kettle", [[SelfDeprecation himself]] as having a face "like a rucksack full of dented bells", etc.).

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** Across his writing and TV commentary, he describes people by making unflattering comparisons, and there are a number of adjectives he returns to time and again, including "haunted" (describing UsefulNotes/GordonBrown as a "haunted grandfather clock", a pair of ''Series/TheXFactor'' contestants as "haunted porcelain dolls", etc.) and "dented" (describing [[BigBrother [[Series/BigBrother Jade Goody's]] mother as "[[Series/EastEnders Dot Cotton]] reflected in the side of a dented kettle", [[SelfDeprecation himself]] as having a face "like a rucksack full of dented bells", etc.).
13th Jul '16 5:46:31 PM Adept
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* {{Kamelot}} lyrics seem to like to use carmine wherever a word meaning a shade of red needs to be used.
* BritneySpears: Known to use "Baby" and "Crazy" to the extent special videos have been made about her habit of using these words.

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* {{Kamelot}} Music/{{Kamelot}} lyrics seem to like to use carmine wherever a word meaning a shade of red needs to be used.
* BritneySpears: Music/BritneySpears: Known to use "Baby" and "Crazy" to the extent special videos have been made about her habit of using these words.



* Australian IdolSinger CodySimpson likes to start his songs with the ad-lib, "I like this right here".
* MileyCyrus and "something special", either as herself or ''HannahMontana''. "Life (is) what you make it" often appears, too.

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* Australian IdolSinger CodySimpson Music/CodySimpson likes to start his songs with the ad-lib, "I like this right here".
* MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus and "something special", either as herself or ''HannahMontana''.''Series/HannahMontana''. "Life (is) what you make it" often appears, too.



* RogerWaters frequently mentions "the stone", [[Music/TheWall walls]], [[Music/{{Animals}} pigs, dogs and sheep]], "recourse to the law", "pie in the sky", "Donald Duck light", "crazy", and using "babe"/"ooh babe" as an affectionate name for a female (usually in character) (or as the mother in ''TheWall'' to Pink).

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* RogerWaters Music/RogerWaters frequently mentions "the stone", [[Music/TheWall walls]], [[Music/{{Animals}} pigs, dogs and sheep]], "recourse to the law", "pie in the sky", "Donald Duck light", "crazy", and using "babe"/"ooh babe" as an affectionate name for a female (usually in character) (or as the mother in ''TheWall'' to Pink).



* LanaDelRey really loves going downtown, red lipstick, red dress, being a beauty queen and vintage all-American references such as: James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Lolita and Coney Island.

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* LanaDelRey Music/LanaDelRey really loves going downtown, red lipstick, red dress, being a beauty queen and vintage all-American references such as: James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Lolita and Coney Island.
18th Jun '16 8:11:05 PM igordebraga
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* Website/YouTube has some FullyAutomaticClipShow videos demonstrating how some musicians just love certain words: "Music/{{Metallica}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDLZix8NVjg likes death]]", "Music/{{Slayer}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9R3_cS6jsk likes Satan]] [[RockMeAsmodeus (and hell)]]", "Music/{{Megadeth}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UlXlFbfbKI&feature=response_watch likes to kill]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBGmPbOXFHQ&feature=watch_response and life]]" - that one is [[FandomRivalry probably motivated by Metallica's one]]), and "Music/{{ACDC}}[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_enINQoHzw likes]] [[HeavyMeta rock n' roll]]".
** AC/DC likes the word "balls" and "ball" a lot.[[note]]"Big Balls", "Got You By The Balls", "She's Got Balls", their 1996 album ''Ballbreaker'', etc.[[/note]]
** Metallica also has plenty of songs mentioning fire\flame, and phrases starting with "you".
* Music/NineInchNails: [[http://www.ninwiki.com/Recurring_lyrics a lot.]]
* Music/GreenDay really likes "testify," "suicide," and any reference to crucifixion.
** Also "cigarettes." It appears at least once in every album they have ever put out, and was almost part of an album title.
* It seems Music/RhapsodyOfFire say "mighty" at least once a song, on their older albums at least. "Holy" is also an unusually common adjective ("unholy" is frequent too for that matter).
* Music/{{Disturbed}} tends to use the word "hell" a lot, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3WrziL4_1E including a song carrying the name]]. Averted by "[[Music/TearsForFears Shout 2000]]" however; it's a cover with "Gave'em hell" already in its lyrics.
* The list of Music/{{Rammstein}} songs that reference the sun shining in some way includes "Rammstein," "Engel," "Küss Mich (Fellfrosch)," "Mein Herz Brennt," "Sonne," "Mutter," "Morgenstern," "Mann Gegen Mann" and "Hilf Mir." ''Liebe Ist Für Alle Da'' is the only album where this theme does not come up.
* Hymn writers do this frequently, and not just because of common subject matter; for example, [[http://nethymnal.org/bio/c/r/o/crosby_fj.htm Fanny Crosby]] (1820-1915) seemed to have a particular thing for vineyards, especially "The Vineyard". In her defence, she wrote [[OverNineThousand over 8,000]] religious poems, so some repetition is inevitable.
* Music/TheBeatles have a thing for the sun, mentioning it in at least a dozen songs, and including as a part of song titles a few times as well. Makes a bit more sense considering that they're most often thought of as writing "happy" music. And considering the climate they grew up in.
* {{Kamelot}} lyrics seem to like to use carmine wherever a word meaning a shade of red needs to be used.
* BritneySpears: Known to use "Baby" and "Crazy" to the extent special videos have been made about her habit of using these words.
* Ville Valo of the Finnish love metal band HIM seems to have a fixation on the words "baby" and "darling", and will put these two words into his lyrics whenever possible. Same goes for "six six six".
* Australian IdolSinger CodySimpson likes to start his songs with the ad-lib, "I like this right here".
* MileyCyrus and "something special", either as herself or ''HannahMontana''. "Life (is) what you make it" often appears, too.
** Her later song and album titles sometimes use XtremeKoolLetterz.
* RogerWaters frequently mentions "the stone", [[Music/TheWall walls]], [[Music/{{Animals}} pigs, dogs and sheep]], "recourse to the law", "pie in the sky", "Donald Duck light", "crazy", and using "babe"/"ooh babe" as an affectionate name for a female (usually in character) (or as the mother in ''TheWall'' to Pink).
* {{Music/Sakanaction}}'s lyrics use quite frequently the words "ame" (rain) and "kaze" (wind), plus several references to the night.
* LanaDelRey really loves going downtown, red lipstick, red dress, being a beauty queen and vintage all-American references such as: James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Lolita and Coney Island.
* Music/{{Aerosmith}} and certain Steven Tyler-penned running jokes like "you got the right key but the wrong keyhole" and [[SelfDeprecation "don't give me no lip, I got enough of my own"]].
* Music/RonnieJamesDio used "[[Music/{{Rainbow}} rainbow]]", "sacred", "evil", "rock and roll", "master", "magic", "night" and "king" in his song titles, between most to all of his work.
* Roger Hodgson, in his Music/{{Supertramp}} and solo work, frequently uses "get high"/"be high", "the garden", "crazy", "let me know you", "please tell me"/"please help me"/"can you tell me" and addresses a "Mary" (either some kind of fictitous person or [as with "A Soapbox Opera" the Virgin Mary on occasion). He addresses himself as "boy" sometimes, too.
* Music/DreamTheater went through a phase of using the word "conscience" to mean "consciousness," not technically a mistake but it's relatively archaic, and sticks out quite a bit. Vacant and Octavarium are the key examples - released in 2003 and 2005, on two consecutive albums, with both lines written by the same lyricist.
15th Jun '16 4:44:00 PM Doug86
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* Stan Lee-style old-school MarvelComics

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* Stan Lee-style old-school MarvelComicsCreator/MarvelComics



* Furman's predecessor in the MarvelComics [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]] series, Bob Budiansky (the person primarily responsible for the Transformers universe and its characters, actually) had several tendencies of his own:

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* Furman's predecessor in the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]] series, Bob Budiansky (the person primarily responsible for the Transformers universe and its characters, actually) had several tendencies of his own:
25th May '16 8:57:17 AM Jhonny
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** He's also oddly fond of names like Donna, Dana, Donny and so on that are very often screamed across rooms/hallways by male characters.
14th May '16 2:08:05 AM Doug86
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* Creator/ChrisClaremont. Many of his ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' plots are to a certain extent strings of mind control and transformation tropes linked to mutant wangst and peppered liberally with catchphrases--and there are lots, even excluding the characters' signature lines. See a representative list [[http://stason.org/TULARC/art/comics-xbooks/68-What-s-a-Claremontism.html here]]; others include:

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* Creator/ChrisClaremont. Many of his ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' plots are to a certain extent strings of mind control and transformation tropes linked to mutant wangst and peppered liberally with catchphrases--and there are lots, even excluding the characters' signature lines. See a representative list [[http://stason.org/TULARC/art/comics-xbooks/68-What-s-a-Claremontism.html here]]; others include:
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